The City of San Marcos is home to one of the most spirited Fourth of July celebrations in North County San Diego.
Wednesday, July 4th
Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Drive, San Marcos
Gates open: 6 pm Show begins: @9pm
The event features live music, kids’ activities and food, culminating with a spectacular fireworks celebration that is enjoyed at NO CHARGE to residents or their guests.
The fireworks show is entirely dependent on private donations.
All donors who contribute $30 + are listed in the event program distributed at Bradley Park during the event.
Donors contributing $250+ are listed in the program and newspaper ad when received by June 27, 2018. If you would like your company name listed please make the donation as your company or indicate how you’d like to be listed when you make your contribution.
Be sure to include your mailing address with your donation so we can mail you a small commemorative token of our appreciation!
Residents encouraged to attend annual Fourth of July Firework Extravaganza
With Fourth of July only a few days away, the San Marcos Fire Department reminds all residents that fireworks are best left to experts.
“Fireworks are extremely dangerous, unpredictable and capable of causing serious burns and disfiguring injuries,” said San Marcos Fire Chief Brett Van Wey. “They can also ignite dry brush, grasses and dead tree material and cause serious fires in our community.”
All residents should know that all fireworks — even those labeled “consumer” or “safe and sane” — are illegal in San Diego County. This includes cone fountains, cylindrical fountains, roman candles, skyrockets, firecrackers, mine and shells, helicopter-type rockets, sparklers, poppers and revolving wheels.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, thousands of people, including children and teens, are injured every year while using consumer fireworks. Even something as “harmless” as a sparkler, which burns at over 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit, can cause critical injuries and pose a serious fire hazard. Additionally, two out of five fires reported on Independence Day are started by fireworks.
Residents are encouraged to enjoy the city’s FREE professional fireworks show during the annual Fourth of July Firework Extravaganza at Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Drive, on Tuesday, July 4.
Entertainment and festivities begin at 6 pm with the firework show at 9 pm. The evening’s free entertainment featuring Liquid Blue, a show band, will begin at 6 pm. Children’s activities include face painting, party jumps and more. Food concessions will include hot dogs, hamburgers, tacos, snow cones and more.
“Offered for more than 36 years of spirited family fun, this annual event offers residents a way to safely enjoy fireworks while celebrating our nation’s independence,” said Community Services Director Buck Martin. “With children’s activities, food for purchase and a great pyrotechnic display, this event has something for everyone.”
The fireworks show is entirely dependent on community donations. To contribute, please send tax-deductible donations by June 26 to: San Marcos Fireworks Fund, 3 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos 92069. Donations of $25 or more will receive a commemorative item.
For more fire prevention information, contact the San Marcos Fire Department at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3410.
The City of San Marcos is hosting its annual 4th of July Celebration, on Saturday, July 4th at Bradley Park, 1587 Linda Vista Dr. in San Marcos.
The evening’s free entertainment featuring The Polyester Express will begin at 6 pm. Children’s activities include face painting, party jumps and more. Food concessions will include hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, snow cones, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Local businesses and individuals contribute funds to make the fireworks display possible. To date, over half of the funds have been raised.
For more information or to help the San Marcos Fireworks Fund Raising community campaign reach the $25,000 goal, visit www.san-marcos.net/specialevents to donate online or call the City’s Community Services Department, (760) 744-9000.
The City of San Marcos will host a community workshop on Wednesday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 7 pm to gather input from residents on upgrades planned for Bradley Park. The workshop will be held at the MAAC Project Early Head Start Building, 1587 Linda Vista Drive.
City staff and the landscape architect contractor will be on hand to discuss options available for the park, which is located at Rancho Santa Fe Road and Linda Vista Drive.
The 24-acre Bradley Park was constructed in 1961 and currently has tot lots, picnic areas, turf areas, softball fields and an indoor soccer arena. It is also home to the City’s annual Fourth of July Extravaganza.